If there were any doubt, rising violent crime is a real issue with the potential to do major political harm to Democrats.
That’s the subtext of President Biden’s decision to interrupt his push for his trillion-dollar spending plans to announce an anti-crime agenda.
It’s a good thing the president has noticed that homicides increased 30 percent last year, a historic jump that shows no sign of abating. But he leads a national party that is largely incapable of seriously grappling with a problem that requires resisting the yearslong intellectual and political campaign to delegitimize law enforcement and the criminal-justice system.
The number of homicides in six major cities across the country has increased compared to last year, disproportionately affecting black people, according to crime data.
Black people have represented a massive share of murder victims in six major cities through the first six months of 2021 compared to last year, which itself saw a large crime surge, according to data analyzed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) June 24, 2021